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Ways to help FOSS: Bug Reporting and Triage

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raiden.net: There is always a cry for help within the FOSS community, and always a need for people to jump in and offer their skills to help solve a variety of issues that crop up in any community, regardless of how big. One of the biggest is bug reporting and triage.

How we won the open source battle

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infoworld.com: I've always advocated the happy balance of open source and traditional software used in conjunction to address customer needs, news about A winning over B is somewhat hard to accept.

Forrester's five phases of open-source success

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news.cnet.com: If you walk into the headquarters of open-source leader Red Hat, you'll see this quote from Mahatma Gandhi gracing the wall:

Italian Firm Chucks Microsoft for FOSS: Why Don't More Follow?

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ostatic.com/blog: There are more and more companies adopting open source solutions in favor of proprietary software due to the cost savings they can reap, although perhaps not enough. Today, I noticed this release from IBM about Italian food company Gruppo Amadori rolling out Red Hat Enterprise Linux with desktops running IBM software, much of which is free, and some of which has open source roots.

The new face of open source on Wall Street

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news.cnet.com: Open source has long flourished on Wall Street. But the more dramatic shift for Wall Street right now is that it is considering open-source alternatives for fundamental, industry-specific applications.

Open Source Developer Intends To Block Belgian Government From Using His Technology

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techcrunch.com: Open source developer Bruno Lowagie is about to set a remarkable precedent in the F/OSS world by restricting any government body in his and my home country, Belgium, to use any product that makes use of technology originally developed by him.

Lundumb

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blogbeebe.blogspot: Coward? You're calling Linux Hater a coward? Do you know who the real coward in the Linux community is? Her name is Pamela Jones. Yeah, that Pamela Jones, keeper of Groklaw.

Working to Rule

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tuxdeluxe.org: Office 2007 SP2 contains Microsoft's first native implementation of the file format Open Document Format (ODF). The devil, as always, is in the details.

Will European rules impact open source business models?

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blogs.zdnet.com: If open source wants to get around European procurement rules and tap the government market there can’t be differences between commercial and community versions of their products.

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